Burr’s wife was caught on camera throwing double middle fingers at the former U.S. president, leading to a storm of controversy online.
Bill Burr is refusing to take any heat over his wife Nia Renee Hill throwing middle fingers at Donald Trump during UFC 295.
Burr was one of several dozen celebrities sitting cageside during the big Madison Square Garden event on Saturday November 11th. Also there: former U.S. president Donald Trump, who was personally led to his seat by UFC CEO Dana White. Fans at the event cheered Trump, who has become a semi-regular attendee at major events.
But the love for “The Donald” was not quite unanimous. Following the event, footage emerged on social media showing Burr’s wife throwing the double middle fingers Trump’s way. Trump didn’t notice, and nothing came of it ... other than a hailstorm of controversy on X (formerly Twitter). Trump fans railed on Burr and said some not-so-nice things about Renee.
Watch how Bill Burr dodges the question about Trump
Now Burr is responding to the incident in typical fashion: by blasting his haters right back.
“It’s like those Trump guys,” he said on The Rich Eisen Show. “They’re always going ‘Oh, you snowflakes, f— your feelings’ and all of that. And then you make fun of Trump and they’re like ‘Oh my God, that’s so disrespectful!’”
“You’re saying ‘F— Joe Biden!’” he exclaimed. “You can’t have it both ways ... If you’re doing it too, quit your crying.”
He also directly defended his wife from all the hate she was receiving online.
“I love my wife, you know where you stand with her,” Burr said. “The guy walked in the arena. Everybody cheered. She gave him the finger, nobody got arrested. That’s why this country’s great. Everybody expressed themselves. Can we all be adults?”
“I don’t know about you, but I came there to see the fights,” he concluded. “I didn’t know I was going to the Republican National Convention.”